2016 Ford F-350 Release Date, MPG, Price, Specs, Review – If you are in need of a doing a bigger job and hauling a bigger payload, then the 2016 F-350 offer from Ford is the perfect choice. Ford has decided to update this brand for the forthcoming model year and managed to provide it with an upgrade but still keep the car’s main points. The car is going to do more work and with an upgraded outer look be a much useful vehicle in the forthcoming season release.

2016 Ford F-350
2016 Ford F-350

The remodeling of the F-150 is going to be used for the F-350 as well. By using the basis of a steel frame for the chassis and adding some military-grade aluminum body panels to the vehicle’s design it makes for a much better rendition of the vehicle. It is lighter but still manages to do all the work that it is supposed to and even does more than it could in the previous year.

Ford is actually not making this release a big deal, which in our minds is completely wrong. The car is a big deal and there should be more focus and attention around it. The next-gen upgrades are a pretty useful addition to the car and make it brilliant update and when we add the fact that there has been a considerable update in the gadgets department as well the popularity of the vehicle can only rise from this. Find out which amenities have been added to the inside and read more about the F-350 truck from the review.

2016 Ford F-350 interior

The car is going to be offered this year as the previous one in three cab configurations. You will be able to get the 2016 Ford F-350 in a 3-passenger 2-door Regular Cab, a 4-door Super Cab for 6-passengers and a 6-seat 4-door Crew Cab. Also based on the trim level there are going ot be some difference on the inside as well. Full power accessories, like cruise control, manual air conditioning  and telescoping tilt-wheel steering are going to be available for the base XL version, while the XLT one adds the use of dual-zone automatic climate control  as well. But the higher levels like the Lariat will gain the power-adjustable front seats addition, and the top trims also get memory for driver settings and power-adjustable pedals, a rear-view camera, parking sensors and integrated trailer brake controller.

2016 Ford F-350 interior
2016 Ford F-350 interior

As for the technological upgrades, only the higher trim levels get the best goodies. The Bluetooth-interfaced SYNC voice-activation for audio and communications functions is going to be available in the Lariat and higher trims with the addition of standard MyFord Touch infotainment with an 8-inch display and navigation which is given in the King Ranch and Platinum trims only. And the keep you entertained you may use the AM/FM stereo and 2 speakers which is available in the XL version or Sony premium system with a CD player, satellite radio, 8 speakers, and auxiliary audio input in the Platinum one.

Exterior

As already mentioned, the 2016 Ford F-350 is coming back with 5 trim levels, the base XL one, the next level XLT, a  quasi-plush Lariat, the King Ranch for the western types and the top of the line Platinum version. Based on the trim levels you will be able to notice the differences between the vehicles. A new addition are the new steel or alloy wheels, which are going to be offered in 17- inch and 18-inhc levels while the top tier one get 20-inch ones included. Also some new goodies that make it to the exterior design features set list are power-sliding rear windows, step running boards and heated power-adjustable mirrors.

2016 Ford F-350 front
2016 Ford F-350 front

With the new addition of the sheetmetal that is added to the car it is going to be much lighter but actually stronger than before. The steel frame makes sure that the car is as strong as ever, while the aluminum panels added to the outside are a great way to reduce some weight for the car. And if you decided to upgrade the vehicle and use it for a specifically aimed use, we suggest thinking about the FX4 Off-Road package which enables you to tread on different terrains without any trouble. The bed length of the car remains the same bud it is still as useful as it has ever been even with these dimensions.

2016 Ford F-350 back
2016 Ford F-350 back

Engine

There are going to be no changes under the hood of the 2016 Ford F-350. The engine setup remains the same and the base version is still the 6.2-liter Flex Fuel V8, offered for all trim levels. It performs up to 385 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque and comes with a standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. With a RWD choice this engine is good enough to haul 6,890 pounds, but with adding fifth-wheel setup it goes up to 16,100 pounds.

The second choice is a stronger 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 engine that makes 440 hp and 860 lb-ft of torque. It uses a 6-speed shiftable automatic as well performs at a higher level only for the higher trims of the F-350. Its towing rate is 19,000 pounds but can be maxed up to an incredible 26,500 pounds.

Price and release date

The car comes available next year as it is going to be available for sale as of February. At the same time all of the added trims levels are being released and the price list has already been announced. You can get the base version of the truck for $23,630, the XLT for 33,170, the Lariat $36,981, the King Ranch for $46,841 and the Platinum for $38,491 at a base MSRP rating.